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  1. #139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide

    #139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide
    Learn how to classify an aircraft hangar according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and choose the right airplane hangar fire suppression system to keep planes, people, and property protected.
  2. #134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?

    #134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?
    Fire sprinkler wrenches must be compatible with a specific make and model of fire sprinkler. QRFS explains how to determine the right wrench for the job, as well as how to stock a spare sprinkler kit.
  3. #133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump

    #133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump
    What makes a hydrostatic test pump better for acceptance and maintenance testing on fire sprinklers and standpipes? QRFS takes a look at features impacting the portability, ease of use, and reliability of today's hydrostatic test pumps.
  4. #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes

    #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes
    Standpipes and sprinklers require hydrostatic testing before system acceptance, every 5 years for certain standpipes, and/or when there are significant system revisions. But how do you know if you’ve got the right pump for the job? QRFS reviews the key specs and features to look for when choosing a hydrostatic test pump.
  5. #105 - The Water Hero Can Stop Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home

    #105 - The Water Hero Can Stop Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home
    Water leaks can happen in surprising and hidden places in the home, and cause thousands of dollars in damage before they're fixed. QRFS details the causes, costs, and insurance implications of home water leaks, plus looks at a simple solution to automatically detect leaks and stop them: The Water Hero.
  6. #84 - What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?

    #84 - What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?
    Learn how and when hydrostatic testing is conducted on standpipes and fire sprinkler systems, as well as special considerations and the equipment used.
  7. #80 - Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection

    #80 - Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection
    Learn how a check valve works, the types of check valves, and their benefits. Additionally, understand what components you should look for when selecting a check valve and their maintenance requirements.
  8. #73 - Fasteners in a Fire Sprinkler System: Benefits, Considerations, and Types

    In this article, we dive further into the world of fasteners. You'll get a better understanding of what they are and how to use them, look at the guidelines provided by the NFPA, and explore available options.
  9. #68 - Fire Sprinkler Riser: Components and Benefits for Sprinkler Contractors

    #68 - Fire Sprinkler Riser: Components and Benefits for Sprinkler Contractors
    Pre-fabricated residential fire sprinkler risers save contractors both time and money. Read this article to learn about the different pre-fab sprinkler riser options for residential and commercial systems.
  10. #63 - Which Hand Held Digital Tachometer is Right For Me?

    Contact or contact-less? That is the question. In this article, we explore the differences between contact and contact-less handheld digital tachometers and share our recommended model that balances price with reliability and functionality.

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